Monday, October 31, 2011

Dylan by C.H. Admirad

4/5 stars

I read this right after reading Tyler and gotta tell ya, I liked this one much better. This book was the perfect amount of humor, drama and good old-fashion lovin'. The two MCs were the perfect fit for each other. Dylan knew exactly what he wanted when he saw Ronnie and after their first meeting he knew she was worth the trouble to get to know. All Ronnie saw was a sexy cowboy who was very confident of his ability to snap her up whether she wanted it or not. Thankfully, she decides that yes, she does want him and from there they heat up the sheets. Even the secondary characters are great and I can't wait to read Jesse's book to see which lucky girl catches his attention.

Just What the Truth Is by Cardeno C.

4/5 stars

This was the first book I've read by Cardeno C. so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I must say that I really enjoyed it. Now I'm going to read the rest of the series and I'm sure I'll reread this one.

I liked Ben, even with all his inner turmoil, and found him to be quite funny some times. The attraction and soon the relationship he has with Micah is just what he needed to push him to realize that being gay is okay. The world won't end if he steps out of the closet. Micah at times seemed clueless about Ben's struggles, but after he finds out whats going on he becomes very supportive. The ending was a little too sweet. I mean everything worked out perfectly.

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Zero Knot by KZ Snow

This was a really good story about finding out who you really are and what you want in life and love. Jess and Dylan decide that they have grown apart from their high school friends and have a strong attraction to each other. While trying to figure out their feelings for each other an act of jealousy causes a brush with the law and coming out to their families.

I thought that Jess and Dylan were a very believable couple beginning a new relationship. I really liked them together and really liked Jess's family. Their friends on the other hand were complete jerks. The thing that drove me crazy was all the nicknames (Mig, Two-toned, Red and Tomby). I hated them calling Dylan "Mig".

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Divide & Conquer by Madeleine Urban & Abigail Roux

5/5 stars

Oh, how I've missed these guys! Zane and Ty are one of my favorite couples in a series. Their both so strong and protective of each other, but they share some pretty tender moments too. I think this book was the most emotional book so far. A couple times I really wanted to smack Zane and yell "Say it already!". But then it really made an impact with the way Zane actually said it so in the end I was satisfied. I really liked seeing a little into Ty's past relationships with his friends and his ex-girlfriend. I would love to read more on Nick and the recon team. You definitely need to read these in order, but it's so worth the time.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Breaking Faith by M. King

4 out of 5 stars

What a really good book that explores first love and trying to stay together through tragedy and years apart. The two MCs were very believable and very likable together. I felt more emotionally involved with this book then I have with any books that I've read lately. My only complaint was I wish we could have seen more of their life together at the end. This was a beautifully told story about love, loss, abuse and trying to keep sane while everything around them seems to be keeping them apart.

The Ruby Kiss by Helen Scott Taylor

2.5 out of 5 stars

First off, I didn't realize this as part of a series. So, that being said it just jumped right into the story with very little back story. It wasn't too hard to figure it all out and there were only a couple times I was left scratching my head (what the heck is a pisky?). It seems like a really cool world to read about, but I guess I'm going to have to read the first two books to understand it a little better.

I'm not sure how I feel about the two MCs. Nightshade at times seemed a little child-like then other times he was quite the alpha male. He did have some interesting friends and family though. Ruby was a little annoying. She never really put up a fight about being kidnapped and forced into certain situations. She just went with the flow, said a few smart remarks and that was it. The bonding really threw me since it's suppose to be sacred, but Ruby was bonding with everybody. I guess it all worked out in the end so that's okay.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Enter Night by Michael Rowe

3.5 out of 5 stars

I'm actually giving this book 3.5 stars. I thought it was really slow at times and filled with a couple back stories that I really didn't care about reading. There was also a lot of different point of views, I mean a 10 or 11. That being said, I really liked the idea of the book, two people who escaped their hometown (both for their own reasons) have to come crawling back 15 years later right when all hell is about to break loose. There were a couple twist I didn't see coming that really made the story more interesting. With the way it ended I'm left wondering if there will be a sequel. I'm looking forward to reading more by Mr. Rowe in the near future.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fundraiser Ideas

Anybody know any good fundraiser ideas that are low-maintenance? My van is dying a slow painful death. Every time I go somewhere it seems as if something starts banging, knocking or worse just quits making any noise. The beast is a 1988, so the poor thing needs a little rest.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Baby Don't Go by Stephanie Bond

4 out of 5 stars

Alicia was just too cute. Stepping out of her comfort zone of the city to go undercover in Sweetness sounded like a good story, but she got a little more then she bargained for in Marcus. Her problem with fire was pretty funny considering her new job in the diner. Marcus has been my favorite brother all along, due to the fact he just seemed so strong and in charge. What we got to see in this story was all the problems and stress that Marcus has been putting on himself break through his strong exterior. The two of them together were pretty sexy and funny and a really good match. I'm really hoping this isn't the last book in the series cause there was so many people I'd like to read more about.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Casing Seth by J.R. Loveless

4 out of 5 stars

I really liked this book. Seth was such a sweet guy trying to recover from a very traumatic event that occurred two years ago so he decides to dust off his veterinarian degree and open a clinic in a new town. He soon meets the sheriff and discovers they are true mates. Kasey is beside himself when he finds his mate is a white man and not Native American like himself. After dealing with coming to terms with race Kasey decides he'd do anything to keep his man. What follows is a very emotional journey for both men that only brings them closer together and test their trust in each other and friends and family. We also get a peek at another potentially steamy couple that hopefully gets their own book soon. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a great paranormal romance.

Lord of the Abyss by Nalini Singh

4.5 out of 5 stars

This was my favorite book of the series. I'm not sure if it's because I really like Ms. Singh's style of writing or if it was because this book just seemed darker. Having Micah not remember his childhood, but having Liliana bring out his playfulness was a very sweet touch. I also liked the fact that Liliana had more in stake then the other heroines (or hero) since her father started the whole mess. It would've been nice to have the siblings interact with each other a little more, but all in all it was a nice ending to the series. One question never answered was the time difference between the second book, which was a couple weeks after the castle take-over, and the other three books, which was 20 years.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Lord of the Wolfyn by Jessica Anderson

3 out of 5 stars

Having never read any books by Ms. Anderson I wasn't sure what to expect. While I found the concept of this book (and series) to be pretty interesting, I wasn't too impressed with it. I couldn't bring myself to really care about Reda or Dayn. Reda was busy over analyzing everything about the relationship she was going to give up in four days while still having tons of sex with Dayn. She also went from a freezing-in-place coward to being a kick ass warrior woman in one chapter. Dayn, on the other hand, went from total alpha male to having to be rescued twice. I'm also still confused about the difference in the time span between each book.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Legal Artistry by Adrew Grey

4.5 out of 5 stars

Andrew Grey always writes great books with believable characters and has done so again with Legal Artistry. This is part of the Bottled Up series so we got to revisit a little with Mark, Sean and Bobby, but this story focuses on the relationship between Dieter and Gerald. At first I didn't think they would work as a couple since Dieter is so shy and innocent and Gerald is a lawyer trying to make a name for himself, but then I realized that's exactly what made them a great pair. In helping Dieter recover stolen paintings Gerald brought him out of his shell and showed him unconditional love and understanding from someone besides his late grandmother and aunt. I can't wait to read Brian's story so I can learn more about him, but to also get a little peek at how Dieter and Gerald have settled in with each other. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who loves a great romance as you will not be disappointed.

Bulletproof by Mary Calmes

5 out of 5 stars

Oh, how I've missed Jory! I was so excited to read this and I was not disappointed. Jory is still somehow getting into trouble every time he turns around. This time with a mobster who's brother he saved. There were quite a few place where I just had to laugh out loud and a few place where I wanted to smack Jory for all the crap he does, but it wouldn't be him if he didn't run his mouth so much. And I still think Sam is the only man who can really balance Jory's crazy ways. Without trying to give away too much of the plot, I was glad at the decision Sam made about his career since it drove poor Jory out of his mind. I would recommend this to any fan of the series or any fan of Ms. Calmes.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


You know, I never knew how much of a tactile person I was til recently. I miss being touched and being able to touch others. It seems the only people that touch me is my nurse and caregivers. My friends act like they might catch quadriplegia if they touch my arm or something. I never realized how often I would touch an arm or a hand while talking to someone before my accident. Now, my fingers curl into fist so I can't really feel anything with them anyway. It's sad really, living without fine motor skills. Touch being the thing most missed.